GARDEN OF STONE ~ SYMPHONY ELECTRONICA Mov III ‘game of tones’ ~ Impro / Jam by Gary P Hayes

Using Elektron Analog 4 (sequences and leads), Roland System 1 (pads/sequences), Casio Grand Piano, Ensoniq MrRack (strings), Kaoss (various leads, sfx, pads) Improvisation in my Blue Mountains photo gallery today. This is part of a development of pieces and is going to be one of three movements as backing tracks to some acoustic overlays – mostly guitar, sax and harp.

THE ETERNAL RAIN ~ Analog Electronica 40 minute Jam / Improv

Performed live in one take during a gallery open day in Gary’s photographic studio/gallery in Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains. A traditional analog sequencer based impro with downward chordal progressions. The Electron Analog 4 is used for two sequences, main bass and lead with strings, the Roland System 1 for pad and various sequences, the strings are from the Warm Pad preset on Ensoniq MR Rack and finally the Kaoss Pro for leads and analog colouration. At full instrumentation there are six sync’d sequences. The audio has been mastered through Izotrope Ozone.

01 Aletheia – truthfulness and sincerity. Singularity – Spirits of Life Album

A series of meditative pieces based on positive life traits and their associated Greek mythological spirits. The pieces are gently improvised as two live performances. The first is the background cinematic layer performed in one take on a full octave weighted keyboard linked to a Spectrasonics Omnisphere, ambient or pad sound. The second is a one take performance over this soundscape on an Akai Ewi 4000 self contained electronic wind instrument (looks a little like a Soprano sax) which has many different sounds across the tracks.

The visuals on the accompanying videos are from a fractal based real time, synchronised visualisation program called G-Force Platinum by SoundSpectrum Inc: captured by SnapzPro and re-syncd to the master audio.

All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Garys Wentworth Falls house in October (Australian Spring). There a many birds including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Magpie, Rozellas, Australian Parrots, Kookaburras and a constant sound of three local Lyre birds scraping around the ground and imitating all the birds above.

We hope you find the pieces relaxing but also powerful and inspiring. There will be more albums like this to come and keep an eye on Garys music and photography site at http://garyphayes.com for developments.

Recorded 15-30 October 2014 in three sessions only at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia
Gary plays: Weighted piano with Omnisphere and Akai Ewi digital wind instrument
All tracks Gary P Hayes Music 2014

 

02 Alke – prowess and courage. Singularity – Spirits of Life Album

A series of meditative pieces based on positive life traits and their associated Greek mythological spirits. The pieces are gently improvised as two live performances. The first is the background cinematic layer performed in one take on a full octave weighted keyboard linked to a Spectrasonics Omnisphere, ambient or pad sound. The second is a one take performance over this soundscape on an Akai Ewi 4000 self contained electronic wind instrument (looks a little like a Soprano sax) which has many different sounds across the tracks.

The visuals on the accompanying videos are from a fractal based real time, synchronised visualisation program called G-Force Platinum by SoundSpectrum Inc: captured by SnapzPro and re-syncd to the master audio.

All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Garys Wentworth Falls house in October (Australian Spring). There a many birds including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Magpie, Rozellas, Australian Parrots, Kookaburras and a constant sound of three local Lyre birds scraping around the ground and imitating all the birds above.

We hope you find the pieces relaxing but also powerful and inspiring. There will be more albums like this to come and keep an eye on Garys music and photography site at http://garyphayes.com for developments.

Recorded 15-30 October 2014 in three sessions only at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia
Gary plays: Weighted piano with Omnisphere and Akai Ewi digital wind instrument
All tracks Gary P Hayes Music 2014

03 Caerus – opportunity. RELAXATION MUSIC. Singularity – Spirits of Life Album

A series of meditative pieces based on positive life traits and their associated Greek mythological spirits. The pieces are gently improvised as two live performances. The first is the background cinematic layer performed in one take on a full octave weighted keyboard linked to a Spectrasonics Omnisphere, ambient or pad sound. The second is a one take performance over this soundscape on an Akai Ewi 4000 self contained electronic wind instrument (looks a little like a Soprano sax) which has many different sounds across the tracks.

The visuals on the accompanying videos are from a fractal based real time, synchronised visualisation program called G-Force Platinum by SoundSpectrum Inc: captured by SnapzPro and re-syncd to the master audio.

All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Garys Wentworth Falls house in October (Australian Spring). There a many birds including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Magpie, Rozellas, Australian Parrots, Kookaburras and a constant sound of three local Lyre birds scraping around the ground and imitating all the birds above.

We hope you find the pieces relaxing but also powerful and inspiring. There will be more albums like this to come and keep an eye on Garys music and photography site at http://garyphayes.com for developments.

Recorded 15-30 October 2014 in three sessions only at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia
Gary plays: Weighted piano with Omnisphere and Akai Ewi digital wind instrument
All tracks Gary P Hayes Music 2014

https://youtube.com/watch?v=xIG9Waqd9-8

“REBOOT 2023” From the 2014 Improvisation Album “Singularity First”

“REBOOT 2023” From the 2014
Improvisation Album “Singularity First”

A live one take Jam on 2 Elektron Analog Fours Machinedrum, Kaossilator Pro & iPad Magellan by Gary P Hayes © 2014

Based on project parts that first appeared in the Ayung Trance recorded live in Bali – now all blanked with Analog 4 update 1.1

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Luminous Lands – A 2013 Photo Retrospective

LUMINOUS LANDS
2013 Photography by Gary P Hayes

All images taken between 1 Jan – 14 Dec 2013
in Blue Mountains, California, Bali
Thailand, Canada, Sydney

Music ‘Virtuality: Ambient Mix by
Gary P Hayes from Trance Album Twenty Ten

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Ayung Trance Cm

Overlooking the Ayung river on my room balcony one of a few improvisations in-between scooter photo trips & other usual holiday activities – rather rough 1st or 2nd takes and a lot Tangerine Dream’esque, Cm mood. With live recorded natural sound and some superimposed shots on my GoPro helmet cam, used for other projects too.

Technically – the Micron is playing only the pad sound, while the A4 is being midi triggered individually across its 4 sequence tracks. The sounds were quickly prepared before the take from init tones and adjusted ocassionally during the take…

Recorded: Ayung Resort nr Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
Editing: Final Cut
Music, performance, video editing and bike riding by Gary P Hayes
© GaryPHayes 2013

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Ayung Reflections F#

Overlooking the Ayung river on my room balcony, another improvisation in-between scooter photo trips & other usual holiday activities – rather rough 1st or 2nd takes, this one is a F# major pentatonic (all the black notes) with a subtle asian feel :). With live recorded natural sound and some superimposed shots on my GoPro helmet cam from various photo bike tours around Bali, used for other projects too.

Technically – the Micron is playing only the pad sound, while the A4 is being midi triggered individually across its 4 sequence tracks. The sounds were quickly prepared before the take from init tones and adjusted ocassionally during the take…

Recorded: Ayung Resort nr Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
Editing: Final Cut
Music, performance, video editing and bike riding by Gary P Hayes
© GaryPHayes 2013

www.garyphayes.com

Ayung Trance – Video

 

Overlooking the Ayung river on my room balcony one of a few improvisations in-between scooter photo trips & other usual holiday activities – rather rough 1st or 2nd takes and a lot Tangerine Dream’esque, Cm mood. With live recorded natural sound and some superimposed shots on my GoPro helmet cam, used for other projects too.

Technically – the Micron is playing only the pad sound, while the A4 is being midi triggered individually across its 4 sequence tracks. The sounds were quickly prepared before the take from init tones and adjusted ocassionally during the take…

Recorded: Ayung Resort nr Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
Editing: Final Cut
Music, performance, video editing and bike riding by Gary P Hayes
© GaryPHayes 2013

www.garyphayes.com

Ayung Reflections

 


Overlooking the Ayung river on my room balcony, another improvisation in-between scooter photo trips & other usual holiday activities – rather rough 1st or 2nd takes, this one is a F# major pentatonic (all the black notes) with a subtle asian feel :). With live recorded natural sound and some superimposed shots on my GoPro helmet cam from various photo bike tours around Bali, used for other projects too.

Technically – the Micron is playing only the pad sound, while the A4 is being midi triggered individually across its 4 sequence tracks. The sounds were quickly prepared before the take from init tones and adjusted ocassionally during the take…

Recorded: Ayung Resort nr Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
Editing: Final Cut
Music, performance, video editing and bike riding by Gary P Hayes
© GaryPHayes 2013

www.garyphayes.com

Cuneiform

Real time, one take improvisations for Sequentations album on 2 Elektron Analog Fours, Machinedrum, KaossPro, iPad Nave & other. All © 2013 Gary P Hayes.

Video of performance available here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZEUtd_UspE

Laurentia

A more down tempo, ambient live jam on my evolving OTB (outside the box) setup – leading to an impro album this year called Sequentations. This has 7 nice polyrhythmic sequences that evolve and overlap nicely. The setup was only 40 mins setting all the original sounds up, a preset on the Nave (iPad) and some Kaoss presets…finally two blippy sounds in the Machinedrum. I added some timelapse footage I took the over week to cover up the end as I ran out of footage (I record camera and sound separately) – but then added the same snippets throughout sections of the piece…took minutes and are placed randomly, so they may or may not fit

Have added a DBX compressor into the set-up which means there is no mastering on this one – what you hear is straight out of the mixer hopefully tighter dynamic range.

Analog Four sound & sequences done an hour or so before the recording with a simple machine drum pattern also. This goal of this one is to get a little more into a trancey in technical style, still a ways to go, but happy with this slightly disco throw back hybrid 🙂

The stereo compressor is being side-chained by the bass drum & all peak instruments on this one – so all instruments are fed into mixer on a sub-channel and routed through the ducking compressor. I reduced the effect somewhat for this track as it didn’t need it…

 

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

The Sone

Another live impros on my evolving OTB (outside the box) setup – leading to an impro album this year called Sequentations. Have added a DBX compressor into the set-up which means there is no mastering on this one – what you hear is straight out of the mixer.

Analog Four sound & sequences done an hour or so before the recording with a simple machine drum pattern also. This goal of this one is to get a little more into a trancey in technical style, still a ways to go, but happy with this slightly disco throw back hybrid 🙂

The stereo compressor is being side-chained by the bass drum (& snare to some extent) – so all instruments are fed into mixer on a sub-channel and routed through the ducking compressor. I reduced the effect somewhat for this track as it didn’t need it…

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

Magelloid

At the beginning of the piece I am just showing whats on each of the A4 tracks, the Magellan pad, the rhythmic elements of the machine drum and the Kaoss (NOTE: this is not the piece 🙂 – Another analog synth noodle. This time a more relaxed exposition in Dm with two different development sections. Was actually trying a few challenges here, one was to get an Analog 4 sequence sounding like an Australian Kookaburra (see if you can spot it throughout the piece!), as well as all eight Analog 4 tracks working together. A supporting mix of rhythm sounds from the MachineDrum, a single ‘big pad’ on the Magellan and some trumpet and flute sounding Kaoss Pro pad rounds it off.

I keep wanting to switch to more progressive trance style with this setup but as soon as I get some sequences going to moves towards something much more traditional and melodic – next one!